Senior Software Engineer - React

Holiday Extras | Newingreen, Uk

Date listed

7 months ago

Employment Type

Full time


GB£45k - GB£59k

Keywords: react

Holiday Extras are looking for experienced Senior Software Engineers who specialise in front end to come and use cutting edge technology to help us revolutionise how our customers (7 million and growing) travel.

We are based in our custom-built campus in Hythe, Kent, less than an hour from London. We also have an office in Sofia as well as remote team members across the UK. In total we have more than 130 people working on our product development including engineers, product managers, testers, and designers.

Here’s what you’ll be doing:

You’ll be working with a team of engineers on refactoring our existing single page application and driving us towards an offline first user experience. You’ll be involved in extending our existing React and Redux architecture in order to support the growing number of concurrent split tests we use to drive the business strategy. Performance is at the heart of our customer web experience so you’ll also get the opportunity to directly implement and monitor real time improvements to the speed of our website.

Delving into technical detail, using your expertise to support and drive our move to a microservices and APIs based architecture. You will get the opportunity to work with our Tech leads to come up with the best technical solutions. Our Senior Engineers help define and promote best practice, and you’d be leading and encouraging a supportive culture, including mentoring and giving feedback to those around you.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • Extensive programming experience in React and Redux
  • Demonstrated experience building highly scalable distributed web applications
  • Experience working as a senior software engineer in a technology business
  • Strong leadership capability, demonstrating a culture of autonomy and responsibility - not afraid to make decisions and act quickly
  • Examples of a pragmatic approach to software delivery, understanding the pros (and cons) of shipping early and often
  • Strong communication skills to work effectively across the business
  • Experience in influencing at all levels in order to gain support for Engineering decisions
  • A desire to understand the business and where it’s heading

At Holiday Extras the team is changing the face of travel - building apps and products to revolutionise how customers (all 7 million and growing) book and experience travel. We build the tools our customers need to make their trip hassle free. We may have been in business 32 years, but Holiday Extras is an innovative and entrepreneurial travel-tech business with a startup mentality. Come and find out for yourself….

If you’re interested in finding out more then visit our engineering careers page or our blog

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